Timothy Olyphant spoke about returning to ‘Deadwood’ and, in particular, once again working with creator David Milch.
Tom Hanks spoke about voicing Woody for what will perhaps be the last time in ‘Toy Story 4’ and how challenging the recording sessions were for the film.
Leonardo DiCaprio on Finding the “Psyche and Confidence” of His Character in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
In order to help DiCaprio portray a journeyman Western actor, Tarantino showed DiCaprio a number of films that featured similar actors from that era.
Reflecting on the supporting roles that he plays, Jimmi Simpson remarks, “A lot of the characters I play are [there] to spike the punch of the story.”
Patricia Clarkson reveals how her thinking about a role evolves over the course of a production.
Bryan Cranston talks about his early career challenges and how that prepared him for his future work.
Dave Bautista on His Audition for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and What Casting Director Sarah Finn Told Him
Dave Bautista recounted that the audition for Drax in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ “terrified” him — surprising for the six-foot-six performer.
‘Hadestown’ Star Patrick Page reveals what he finds liberating as an actor and what he enjoys about teaching acting.
Jeremy Pope reveals his stage origins and explains what it was like performing in one Broadway show while rehearsing for another.
Alex Brightman talks about Beetlejuice’s distinctive voice as well as the challenge of developing a character familiar to audiences.
‘Days Of Our Lives’ Casting Director Marnie Saitta on the Hardest Parts to Cast and Her Advice to Actors
When asked what is the most challenging aspect of casting ‘Days of Our Lives’, Saitta explains that it’s smaller roles that prove to be the most difficult.
The Prom, a musical about four has-been Broadway actors who visit a conservative town in an attempt to drum up positive publicity for their careers.
David Rapaport reveals that even though they receive hundreds of submissions for even small parts and only have 3 to 8 days to cast an episode
Laurie Metcalf explains why she prefers acting on the stage to acting on TV or film.
Casting Director Leah Daniels-Butler on Casting Sessions, Diversity and Her “Life Lessons” for Actors
Leah Daniels Butler speaks about her experience casting diverse projects and the best advice she can provide to actors.
Christopher Meloni on Deciding to Become an Actor: “There was an art here, and I was very curious about it”
Christopher Meloni explains that though he acted in college and enjoyed it, he didn’t pursue it as a career because he didn’t think of it as a realistic career possibility.
An actor may make a slight or extreme transformation in order to get into character, but he is always conscious of the fact that he is acting. He never gets “lost.”
Bill Hader also talks about the “instinctual” aspect of acting, which he credits to his improv training.
Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju spoke about his five-season run on the HBO fantasy series as the wildling Tormund Giantsbane.
Judi Dench on Why She Doesn’t Watch Herself On-Screen and How Theatre Allows the Opportunity to “Correct” a Performance
Like many other screen actors, Judi Dench says that she does not watch her own performances, saying that she is “so allergic to seeing myself.”